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Lerwick Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Lerwick Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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LWK Airport Overview

lerwick airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Lerwick/Tingwall Airport.

What to Expect

Lerwick Airport (code: LWK) has a tiny terminal that offers regional service. Facilities are limited to a single cafe/shop combination. Free WiFi helps pass the time.

Sleeping in Lerwick Airport

Spending the night here is not possible due to the airport’s limited operating hours, closing by 8:30PM on weeknights, 4:00PM on Saturdays, and 8:00PM on Sundays. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Lerwick/Tingwall Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

airport hotelsAirport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are a few B&Bs near Lerwick-Tingwall Airport. There are more options in Lerwick, which is just a 10-minute+ drive away.  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Lerwick, search deals and read traveller reviews.

airport loungeAirport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, please click here to update this airport guide.

wifiAirport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Lerwick Airport in the main concourse and departure lounge.

more airport infoMore Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Near the terminal entrance.

Children’s Play Area – Temporarily closed due to Covid.

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Food & Drinks – Due to covid, food concessions are temporarily closed. They are expected to resume operation in September 2022.

Information Desk – Hours: open according to airport hours (see below)

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – USB charging and power outlets are available in the seating area near the terminal entrance.

Quiet Room – Yes

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Shopping – Newspapers, toiletries, and last minute gifts can be purchased at the Airfarye Cafe. Due to covid, stores are temporarily closed. They are expected to resume operation in September 2022.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

airport hoursAirport Hours

The airport terminal is open 7:30AM – 8:00PM (Mon – Fri) • 7:45AM – 4:15PM (Sat) • 11:30AM – 8:00PM (Sun).


Lerwick airport is served by the following airlines:  Loganair.

transportationAirport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


A regularly scheduled service is available between LWK airport and central Lerwick, the ride journey takes approximately 40 minutes. For fares and schedule information, visit the Zettrans website.

Car Rentals

Star Rent-A-Car is available onsite near the Arrivals baggage carrousels, offering services for Alamo, Europcar and National.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are readily available outside of the terminal.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.